We just got our hatchery order from McMurray, yay! We can't figure out what our extra "surprise" chick is despite looking at the pics/videos on their site. It seems to be a bit smaller than the rest and looks similar to the Barred Rock pullets we ordered (except smaller, with no white on the wing tips, a bigger white spot on the head and darker/grayish legs). It doesn't look like any of the breeds we've owned before and I'm stumped (we've had Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Jersey Giants, Easter Eggers). At first we thought they just gave us an extra Barred Rock but on closer examination we think it looks a bit different than the other Barred Rock chicks.
Any ideas? I hope it does okay despite being a little smaller than everyone else! They don't usually send bantams as the free chicks in heavy breed orders, do they?
Edited by celestialdreamer - 3/5/12 at 12:00pm